> There are several sessions that will be presented at VCF X next month
> that bear on this discussion -
> Tim McNerny will be reviewing his research done for the 35th
> anniversary of the Intel 4004 -
> Zbigniew Stachniak will be talking about the microcomputer that
> wasn't a microcomputer (Intel's SIM8)
> And members of the LINC team will be talking about developing and
> restoring the machine that has "been identified by the IEEE Computer
> Society as the first personal computer." The LINC was first
> demonstrated in March, 1962.
> And maybe someday I'll put together something coherent about the
> Datapoint 2200, an all-in-one (monitor, keyboard, processor and
> magnetic storage) machine used for standalone desktop programming in
> 1971-72. Not a micro but the literal discrete logic model for the
> Intel 8008.
I wish I could make it this year. Bummer.